The character of pure spinors

Nathan Berkovits, Nikita A. Nekrasov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

37 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The character of holomorphic functions on the space of pure spinors in 10, 11 and 12 dimensions is calculated. From this character formula, we derive in a manifestly covariant way various central charges which appear in the pure spinor formalism for the superstring. We also derive in a simple way the zero momentum cohomology of the pure spinor BRST operator for the D=10 and D=11 superparticle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-109
Number of pages35
JournalLetters in Mathematical Physics
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Covariant quantization of the superstring
  • Fixed point formulae
  • Pure spinors

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The character of pure spinors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this